With a mean forward-leaning stance and performance V8 under the hood, this 1938 Dodge D8 Convertible Coupe cannot hide the aggressor that lives within this cool rumble-seat classic.
With better integrated headlights than a Chevy and a more thoughtful body design than a Ford, the Dodge D8 is a distinctive and rare sight today. So you're already going to be grabbing attention even before people check out stellar condition of this classic. All the panels fit nicely to give a smooth and even flow across the convertible body. There's a ton of bright trim, so we're glad to see it complete on everything, including the hood ornament, fog lights, and the lines that run unbroken all the way down the profile - from the grille to the rear bumper. Plus, the front is a true work of art with tall twin horizontal grilles separated by a bright waterfall piece in the middle. This one is even painted a classic shade of bright yellow mixed with a tan convertible top. But as great as this vintage presentation is, you instantly know there's more to this Dodge. The split front bumper, mean forward-leaning stance, and 15-inch torque thrust wheels all let you know that this rare convertible is a true custom classic.
The interior was also carefully crafted to give the casual first impression of a well-preserved vintage machine. But the more time you spend with this droptop, the more upgrades you'll spot. The two-tone tan has the same classic appeal as the folding roof, and it looks terrific with the seats, door panels, and carpeting all coordinating for a uniform appearance. This one even retains the rumble seat! But then you feel the supple leather of the seats and spot the cup holder center console...This is actually a modern luxury machine. After all, the newer AM/FM stereo means you get to listen to more than just Big Band music, and no one in the '30s got air conditioning this cold without strapping an ice block to the hood. But more than just comfortable, you get a Lacarra steering wheel, Lokar shifter, and a full Haneline gauge package. These are more signs of something special under the hood even before you twist the key and hear it rumble.
We know this car has serious rarity because Dodge always built less than Ford or Chevy, and the expense of a convertible always keeps production numbers low. That's why it's great to see serious Mopar power within this special Dodge. The 318 cubic-inch V8 proudly announces it belongs in this one on the valve covers and air topper. More than just look great, this is a terrific powerhouse. The casting on the block leads us to believe it came out of a racing program, plus it has an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. While this creates the right kind of power for a terrific street rod, this Dodge can still be an easy cruising machine. After all, the Torqueflight A727 three-speed transmission is stout enough to handle power driving, and then settle into automatic comfort at a moment's notice. Plus, there's an aluminum radiator to keep the V8 running cool even if you're in traffic with the A/C pumping. There's also an upgrade to a Mustang II front independent suspension that includes disc brakes and power steering.
This custom classic is all about the rumble – no matter if you're talking about the rumble seat or the throaty rumble of the exhaust. It's a distinctive and rare package that you will likely never see again. So this is a case of give us a call today, or you might regret it tomorrow. Call now!